***INSTRUMENTAL VERSION*** Originally released in 1998, "Cycles" is Isadar's 4th studio album. It is styled in Pop, being rhythmic and vocal. This was the first album recorded on his own in his home studio during 1997, on the heels of completing "Dream of the Dead." The Fairlight CMI was utilized in the making of these recordings and the entire album has been revisited, remixed, and remastered in this new edition (October 2011) which also contains brand new artwork and packaging. - Mainya Music Entertainment
Isadar has been involved with music all of his life. Born and raised in south Louisiana, Fabian Isadar Thibodeaux was inspired by music he was exposed to as a child, and began playing the piano "by ear" at a very early age. He began formal piano studies at the age of five. By the time Isadar was ten, he had already won an impressive number of awards in local competitions. Piano study continued off and on, shifting to a focus on woodwinds in his teens.
Isadar's involvement with his high school's musical rekindled his interest in the piano and triggered improvisational skills which segued into songwriting.
A graduate of the University of Louisiana, Isadar began to professionally record his compositions while a student. These early recordings evolved into his 1997 vocal release, "Dream of the Dead," and were influenced by British recording artists - Kate Bush (in particular, her masterpiece, "The Dreaming"), Thomas Dolby, and Peter Gabriel. Inspired from attending a performance by pianist Liz Story, Isadar briefly changed his focus to solo piano and recorded his 1990 debut, "Near the Edge of Light." In the early 90's, Isadar concentrated on writing pop music to finance his more artistic work.
Isadar relocated to New York City in 1993 to further pursue his music and recording. His first break came within a year when an advertising firm in New York hired him to create the soundtrack for a Ralph Lauren "Safari" TV ad. He continued to record original music and created mechanical reproductions of his piano recordings for playback in Yamaha Disklavier player-pianos. Isadar's interest in mechanically re-produced music further developed into creating sound recordings of antique music boxes.
Isadar resides in New York, NY. He continues to write and record as he has time. His music is globally distributed through iTunes.
- Solo Piano Anthology: 1990 - 2010 (2010)
- The Omega Point - vocal (2008)
- LiFe v.2.0 - vocal (2007)
- Scratching The Surface - piano/vocal sampler (2006)
- Private Property - vocal (2006)
- Lessons In Love - vocal (2005)
- The Purple Heart - improvisational solo piano (2003)
- The Journey - solo piano (2000)
- In Search For The Meaning Of Christmas - solo piano (1999)
- Active Imagination - solo piano (1999)
- Cycles - vocal (1998)
- Dream Of The Dead - vocal (1997)
- Elevations (electronic soundscapes) - instrumental (1994)
- Near The Edge Of Light - solo piano (1990)